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Prime Minister Skerrit describes the death of Dr. Bernard Yankey as a great loss for Dominica

  Prime Minister of Dominica, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit has described the death of Dr. Bernard Yankey as a great loss for the country. While expressing sympathy to the family and friends of the late Dr. Yankey, Prime Minister Skerrit said that the country has lost a great citizen, who selflessly devoted time and knowledge towards the development of Dominica and the wider Caribbean.   He said ...

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Hector ‘Spags’ John calls on Government to finance an Office for the Opposition Leader

  Leader of the opposition, Hector ‘Spags’ John believes that Dominica can learn several lessons from the 35th Annual Conference of the Caribbean, America’s and Atlantic region of the CPA which was held in Trinidad and Tobago from July 21st - 31st, 2010.  He said among lessons to be learnt is the fact that the leader of the opposition in most Caribbean countries have an office wi ...

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Morrocco to finance a 50-room Hotel in the Northeastern part of the island

Prime Minister of Dominica, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit held a Press Conference on Tuesday August 03rd, 2010 to brief the Media and the general public about what transpired during his recent trip to Africa, namely, the kingdom of Morrocco, Uganda and Libya.  The Prime Minister said that his official visit to the African Continent was geared at enhancing Dominica’s bilateral relationship with the ...

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Opposition calls for prior consultation before the PM travels on official business

  Newly appointed Opposition Leader, Hector ‘Spags’ John believes that there should always be prior consultation before the Prime Minister leaves the island on official business. John’s statement came just hours after Prime Minister Skerrit addressed the nation on his recent trip to Africa, specifically Morrocco, Uganda and Libya.   ‘I can see that the Prime Minister left D ...

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The DLP Government condemns all forms of aggression displayed by Dominicans toward foreign nationals

    Acting Prime Minister Honourable Reginald Austrie said that the Government of Dominica deeply regrets the incident of aggression displayed by one of its’ nationals towards one of the Chinese workers engaged in the rehabilitation of the west coast road. In a press statement on Thursday July 29th, Austrie made it fundamentally clear that the DLP Administration firmly condemns any and all f ...

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Sean Douglas fired as press secretary by the Labour Party Government- men and women whom he have toi

  Government Press Secretary Sean Douglas is confident that he will recover from the great ordeal of being dismissed as Government’s Press Secretary, and he vowed to remain totally committed to the ideals of the founding fathers of the Dominica Labour Party. Sean who has held the post for the past nine years received his dismissal letter on July 12th, 2010 signed by Cabinet Secretary Felix Gregoi ...

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Hector ‘Spaggs’ John lashes out at agricultural minister Matthew Walter.

    The newly appointed opposition leader, Hector ‘Spaggs’ John has lashed out at the Minister of Agriculture, Honourable Matthew Walter, for being incapable of dealing with agricultural issues and failing to represent the farmers best interest. As he called for the minister’s resignation, he highlighted several areas where the minister has failed to represent the farmers effecti ...

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Hector ‘Spags’ John sworn in as Opposition UWP Leader

  Parliamentary Representative for the Salisbury Constituency, Mr Hector ‘Spags’ John was sworn in as the opposition leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), at the State House on July 19th, 2010.   Mr John’s appointment came just about one week after by-election victories for the UWP in the Marigot and Salisbury constituencies.   Mr John told those witnessing his oath of a ...

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DFP calls for a strategic plan in education

The Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) has called on the government of Dominica to develop a strategic plan to utilize the finances made available by the Chinese Government for investment in the education sector.   Executive member of the DFP, Mr Herbert Sabaroche made this appeal at a DFP press conference last week Friday.   Mr Sabaroche said that government’s plan should incorporate the support ...

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Rehab Center still on the cards for Dominica

Minister for Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs, Honorable Gloria Shillingford, is reminding Dominicans than plans to establish a rehabilitation center in Dominica is still on the cards.   While addressing the 2010/2011 national budget, the minister said that this facility will seek to address the many issues that are plaguing the youth thus making them better citizens.   ...

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